asymmetrical tonic neck reflex

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asymmetrical tonic neck reflex

In an infant, extension of one or both extremities on the side to which the head is forcibly turned. Flexion of the extremities occurs on the other side.
See also: reflex
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The function of this reflex conditions the development of the Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) as well as it contributes to a proper coordination of hands and lips, which results in a normal coordination of hands and hence, articulation tools in the future.

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